BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 06, 2016 -- Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Inotera Memories, Inc. Micron acquired all of Inotera's outstanding shares for consideration worth 30 New Taiwan Dollars per share or approximately $0.94 USD per share. This represents a transaction value of approximately $4.0 billion, net of cash and debt at Inotera, to acquire the equity not already owned by Micron.
TDK’s current medium-term (3-year) management plan ending in March 2018 focuses on the importance of three areas: a) automotive, b) manufacturing devices and energy, and c) Information and Communications Technology (ICT). As part of its strategy for growth in these key areas, TDK has identified sensors and actuators, energy units and next-generation electronic components as three product areas for strategic growth aimed at unlocking new business opportunities in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT). Sensors are viewed as an important IoT-enabling technology and TDK envisions greatly expanding this portion of its business and providing a broad range of sensor solutions to its customers. TDK currently sells magnetic sensors that employ thin-film magnetic technology, which TDK has accumulated through its endeavors with hard disk drive (HDD) solutions over many years. Further, TDK’s product line includes pressure, temperature, electric current, and various other sensor types, and TDK plans to expand its sensor business going forward.
"We are excited to finalize the Inotera acquisition which will generate significant financial and strategic benefits for the company," said Micron CEO Mark Durcan. "We expect immediate accretion to DRAM gross margins, earnings per share and free cash flow along with enhanced operational efficiency as we align Inotera with our global manufacturing operations."
Micron Technology, Inc., is a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems. Micron's broad portfolio of high-performance memory technologies—including DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash—is the basis for solid state drives, modules, multichip packages and other system solutions. Backed by more than 35 years of technology leadership, Micron's memory solutions enable the world's most innovative computing, consumer, enterprise storage, networking, mobile, embedded and automotive applications. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com.
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